Tag: Public procurement

InnProBio Recommendations for decision-makers and standardisation bodies

InnProBio Recommendations for decision-makers and standardisation bodies

Public procurement plays a vital role in Europe’s economic performance. EU public spending on purchasing supplies, works and services amounts to nearly 19% of the EU’s gross domestic product. This tremendous power from the European public sector can be used as a market pull mechanism to help boost the market of bio-based products and their associated services.

By harnessing the potential of public procurement to foster innovation, InnProBio worked with the public sector to develop tools for purchasers, facilitate the creation of buyers groups, and increase awareness and incentives in order to lower the barriers to purchasing innovative bio-based products and services. Thus leading to the opening of new markets of bio-based products in Europe.

InnProBio outcomes include tools & resources, including factsheets, state-of-the-art reports, a product database, guidance materials, and recommendations on the public procurement of bio-based products and services.

This report provides recommendations for decision-makers and standardisation bodies, and describes barriers and meaningful recommendations on how to develop the public procurement of bio-based products and services.

InnProBio Bio-based procurement tools

InnProBio Bio-based procurement tools

Public procurement plays a vital role in Europe’s economic performance. EU public spending on purchasing supplies, works and services amounts to nearly 19% of the EU’s gross domestic product. This tremendous power from the European public sector can be used as a market pull mechanism to help boost the market of bio-based products and their associated services.

By harnessing the potential of public procurement to foster innovation, InnProBio worked with the public sector to develop tools for purchasers, facilitate the creation of buyers groups, and increase awareness and incentives in order to lower the barriers to purchasing innovative bio-based products and services. Thus leading to the opening of new markets of bio-based products in Europe.

InnProBio outcomes include tools & resources, including factsheets, state-of-the-art reports, a product database, guidance materials, and recommendations on the public procurement of bio-based products and services.  

This webpage presents various bio-based procurement tools, including

  • a series of 4 good practice examples, showing how bio-based procurement was done successfully in practice, can be found here.
  • a roadmap with detailed information on various procurement instruments that can be used for bio-based procurement
  • a selection of text blocks with exemplary technical specifications, for inclusion in public procurement (tender) documents

The same materials are also covered and discussed in InnProBio’s Handbook on Bio-Based Procurement.

    InnProBio Product Database

    InnProBio Product Database

    Public procurement plays a vital role in Europe’s economic performance. EU public spending on purchasing supplies, works and services amounts to nearly 19% of the EU’s gross domestic product. This tremendous power from the European public sector can be used as a market pull mechanism to help boost the market of bio-based products and their associated services.

    By harnessing the potential of public procurement to foster innovation, InnProBio worked with the public sector to develop tools for purchasers, facilitate the creation of buyers groups, and increase awareness and incentives in order to lower the barriers to purchasing innovative bio-based products and services. Thus leading to the opening of new markets of bio-based products in Europe.

    InnProBio outcomes include tools & resources, including factsheets, state-of-the-art reports, an online product database, guidance materials, and recommendations on the public procurement of bio-based products and services.

    InnProBio’s searchable database covers a range of bio-based products that are already on the market. For each product information such specifications, bio-based content, and sustainability certification is presented. It can be accessed here

    InnProBio Handbook on the public procurement of bio-based products and services (Dutch version)

    InnProBio Handbook on the public procurement of bio-based products and services (Dutch version)

    Public procurement plays a vital role in Europe’s economic performance. EU public spending on purchasing supplies, works and services amounts to nearly 19% of the EU’s gross domestic product. This tremendous power from the European public sector can be used as a market pull mechanism to help boost the market of bio-based products and their associated services.

    By harnessing the potential of public procurement to foster innovation, InnProBio worked with the public sector to develop tools for purchasers, facilitate the creation of buyers groups, and increase awareness and incentives in order to lower the barriers to purchasing innovative bio-based products and services. Thus leading to the opening of new markets of bio-based products in Europe.

    InnProBio outcomes include tools & resources, including factsheets, state-of-the-art reports, a product database, guidance materials, and recommendations on the public procurement of bio-based products and services. 

    A shortened version of the information presented online is presented in the Handbook on the Public Procurement of Bio-Based Products and Services. The handbook can be used independently by procurement practitioners and is available in several languages (English, German, Polish and Dutch).

    InnProBio Handbook on the public procurement of bio-based products and services (German version)

    InnProBio Handbook on the public procurement of bio-based products and services (German version)

    Public procurement plays a vital role in Europe’s economic performance. EU public spending on purchasing supplies, works and services amounts to nearly 19% of the EU’s gross domestic product. This tremendous power from the European public sector can be used as a market pull mechanism to help boost the market of bio-based products and their associated services.

    By harnessing the potential of public procurement to foster innovation, InnProBio worked with the public sector to develop tools for purchasers, facilitate the creation of buyers groups, and increase awareness and incentives in order to lower the barriers to purchasing innovative bio-based products and services. Thus leading to the opening of new markets of bio-based products in Europe.

    InnProBio outcomes include tools & resources, including factsheets, state-of-the-art reports, a product database, guidance materials, and recommendations on the public procurement of bio-based products and services. 

    A shortened version of the information presented online is presented in the Handbook on the Public Procurement of Bio-Based Products and Services. The handbook can be used independently by procurement practitioners and is available in several languages (English, German, Polish and Dutch).

    InnProBio Handbook on the public procurement of bio-based products and services (Polish version)

    InnProBio Handbook on the public procurement of bio-based products and services (Polish version)

    Public procurement plays a vital role in Europe’s economic performance. EU public spending on purchasing supplies, works and services amounts to nearly 19% of the EU’s gross domestic product. This tremendous power from the European public sector can be used as a market pull mechanism to help boost the market of bio-based products and their associated services.

    By harnessing the potential of public procurement to foster innovation, InnProBio worked with the public sector to develop tools for purchasers, facilitate the creation of buyers groups, and increase awareness and incentives in order to lower the barriers to purchasing innovative bio-based products and services. Thus leading to the opening of new markets of bio-based products in Europe.

    InnProBio outcomes include tools & resources, including factsheets, state-of-the-art reports, a product database, guidance materials, and recommendations on the public procurement of bio-based products and services. 

    A shortened version of the information presented online is presented in the Handbook on the Public Procurement of Bio-Based Products and Services. The handbook can be used independently by procurement practitioners and is available in several languages (English, German, Polish and Dutch).

    InnProBio Handbook on the public procurement of bio-based products and services (English version)

    InnProBio Handbook on the public procurement of bio-based products and services (English version)

    Public procurement plays a vital role in Europe’s economic performance. EU public spending on purchasing supplies, works and services amounts to nearly 19% of the EU’s gross domestic product. This tremendous power from the European public sector can be used as a market pull mechanism to help boost the market of bio-based products and their associated services.

    By harnessing the potential of public procurement to foster innovation, InnProBio worked with the public sector to develop tools for purchasers, facilitate the creation of buyers groups, and increase awareness and incentives in order to lower the barriers to purchasing innovative bio-based products and services. Thus leading to the opening of new markets of bio-based products in Europe.

    InnProBio outcomes include tools & resources, including factsheets, state-of-the-art reports, a product database, guidance materials, and recommendations on the public procurement of bio-based products and services. 

    A shortened version of the information presented online is presented in the Handbook on the Public Procurement of Bio-Based Products and Services. The handbook can be used independently by procurement practitioners and is available in several languages (English, German, Polish and Dutch).

    InnProBio series of factsheets about Bioeconomy (Dutch version)

    InnProBio series of factsheets about Bioeconomy (Dutch version)

    Public procurement plays a vital role in Europe’s economic performance. EU public spending on purchasing supplies, works and services amounts to nearly 19% of the EU’s gross domestic product. This tremendous power from the European public sector can be used as a market pull mechanism to help boost the market of bio-based products and their associated services. 

    By harnessing the potential of public procurement to foster innovation, InnProBio worked with the public sector to develop tools for purchasers, facilitate the creation of buyers groups, and increase awareness and incentives in order to lower the barriers to purchasing innovative bio-based products and services. Thus leading to the opening of new markets of bio-based products in Europe.

    InnProBio outcomes include tools & resources, including fact sheets, state-of-the-art reports, a product database, guidance materials, and recommendations on the public procurement of bio-based products and services.

    Among others, a series of fact sheets were published, covering: 

    • #1: What are bio-based products?
    • #2: Sustainability of bio-based products
    • #3: Biodegradability – Exposing some of the myths and facts
    • #4: Bio-based products and services in the circular economy
    • #5: Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Life Cycle Costing (LCC)

    For the European Bioeconomy Library these 5 fact sheets have been integrated into a single document (in English).

    InnProBio series of factsheets about Bioeconomy (English version)

    InnProBio series of factsheets about Bioeconomy (English version)

    Public procurement plays a vital role in Europe’s economic performance. EU public spending on purchasing supplies, works and services amounts to nearly 19% of the EU’s gross domestic product. This tremendous power from the European public sector can be used as a market pull mechanism to help boost the market of bio-based products and their associated services. 

    By harnessing the potential of public procurement to foster innovation, InnProBio worked with the public sector to develop tools for purchasers, facilitate the creation of buyers groups, and increase awareness and incentives in order to lower the barriers to purchasing innovative bio-based products and services. Thus leading to the opening of new markets of bio-based products in Europe.

    InnProBio outcomes include tools & resources, including fact sheets, state-of-the-art reports, a product database, guidance materials, and recommendations on the public procurement of bio-based products and services.

    Among others, a series of fact sheets were published, covering: 

    • #1: What are bio-based products?
    • #2: Sustainability of bio-based products
    • #3: Biodegradability – Exposing some of the myths and facts
    • #4: Bio-based products and services in the circular economy
    • #5: Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Life Cycle Costing (LCC)

    For the European Bioeconomy Library these 5 fact sheets have been integrated into a single document (in English).